First Trailer, Poster, and Images for Peter Berg’s LONE SURVIVOR Starring Mark Wahlberg

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Universal Pictures have released the first trailer, poster, and images for Peter Berg‘s adaptation of the non-fiction book Lone Survivor.  The film tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission who try to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative, but are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.  Berg is a wildly uneven director, but I have so much good will towards him for The Rundown and The Kingdom that I want him to succeed.  Unfortunately, this trailer makes the film look like a military recruitment ad of the worst kind.  The best way to respect the troops is to paint them honestly, and I fear that honesty is absent from Berg’s picture.  I hope this trailer is misleading and Berg hasn’t made Act of Valor but with real actors.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and images.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, and Eric BanaLone Survivor will open for an awards-qualifying limited release on December 27th before going wide on January 10th.

Via Huffington Post.




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  • Nathaniel Haywood

    I can see your point here. I think that if the “narration/voice-over dialogue” from that random “let me share my personal feelings with the squad” moment wasn’t there, then it would take on a whole new light. Without it, the movie seems more like the story of four soldiers who seem like regular people fighting to survive, which could be good. We’ll see!

  • Rob

    I’m getting a really strong vibe from this trailer that’s reminiscent of The Grey. And that also attempted to utilize an awards qualifying run, before settling as a pure and simple January pic. The difference here is a better cast and crew, and since Universal has few other films of this caliber releasing at the end of the year, it could be their ticket for awards season glory.

  • taylor

    Goldberg- once again your lack of knowledge and credibility astounds me. Just so you know- Marcus made sure that PB didn’t fuck up the memories of his fallen teammates and he sure as hell made that this movie was NOT an recruitment film but a way to honor those who gave their lives. i dare you to talk that shit to Marcus in real life and not on a computer.

    • thisguy

      Preach.

    • Frank

      How is he talking shit by saying he hopes it isn’t a recruitment film you fucking idiotic moron? If anything, he’s saying stay true to the source. In addition to that, what is Marcus going to do? Assault him? How about letting Marcus speak for Marcus and people having the right to have a voice and opinion, as that’s what our country is about and what these men died for.

      • taylor

        hey frank- go fuck yourself! in case u can’t read moron , goldberg says ” Unfortunately, this trailer makes the film look like a military recruitment ad of the worst kind. ” Nowhere does it say he hopes it’s true to the source. I don’t speak for ML but i fucking guarantee that if goldterd talked that shit to ML- lights out… plain and simple… that’s the difference between talkers and do’ers . BTW the only voice that matters here is ML because he went thru that shit and lived to tell his tale- so save your liberal sissy pants talk for someone else. !!!!

      • Frank

        Who’s the talker, keyboard warrior? Goldberg has his name out there you anon dumbfuck, and stands behind what he says. He’s got way more balls than a bottom-feeding inbred like you, who has no concept of what Marcus or his kind went through. You’re just a coward who spews shit online.

      • Strong Enough

        well damn! lol

      • Brenno

        well that escalated quick lol. But seriously Frank…
        “The best way to respect the troops is to paint them honestly, and I fear that honesty is absent from Berg’s picture” – Goldberg… based purely on a movie trailer about source material he has not a fucking clue about

      • James

        Obviously you haven’t heard about the time Luttrell took two hand guns and followed the punks who killed his dog. Thankfully (for them) the police showed up.

      • Frank

        No I haven’t but I would do that too if someone fucked with my poodle, he’s like my third kid. Are you equating killing a dog with making a critical comment about a movie trailer? Is Goldberg going to get followed too with a handgun? James, come on.

      • Frank

        No I haven’t but I would do that too if someone fucked with my poodle, he’s like my third kid. Are you equating killing a dog with making a critical comment about a movie trailer? Is Goldberg going to get followed too with a handgun? James, come on.

  • connor

    Im excited for this because the memoir/book was fantastic, one of the most gripping reads in quite some time

  • Durant Durant

    Another crappy recruitment ad. Act of Valor seems like Easy Rider in comparison. Pass, thanks.

    • black mamba

      Black Mamba says suck it durant!!! I gotz da rings.. u got da herp’s

  • Clay

    As much as I loved Mark Wahlberg’s Oscar nominated performance in The Departed, I really wish he wasn’t nominated. If he didn’t have it before, now he certainly has the “prestige” to get offered every role that comes around and, even worse, the confidence to accept it. I like him in select roles that play to his strengths, but the film market is starting to give me Wahlberg-itis.

  • Drake

    Oh for the love of God, Goldberg. Marcus has been involved with the production of the movie since day 1. If you don’t trust him to help bring the ‘true story’ to the screen, then who else possibly can? Having read the book, I can say that this looks very close to that. I think it looks fantastic. Bet you Matt doesn’t know the first thing about the true story he hopes this sticks to.

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  • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

    “I hope this trailer is misleading and Berg hasn’t made Act of Valor but with real actors.”

    Why? Why do you hope he hasn’t made that movie if that’s what he wanted to make?

    • Alex Hajna

      Because he’s going to see this movie and he wants it to be good?

  • FE

    Mr. Goldberg, whether by their own desire or recruitment, I do not appreciate your attempt to belittle our fighting forces or the brave men & women who sign up. This trailer tells an important story of our fellow countrymen who sacrificed their lives for all our freedom. You may not agree with the reasons for being their, the leaders that ordered it, or even the idea of a military at all – but you should never disrespect or patronize the efforts so few take that benefit us all. Honesty is absent from your bias opinion on this subject.

    • Strong Enough

      he isn’t belittle anyone. read it again.

  • LL

    no women in the navy? do they forget to portray women in military films, or are there really none.

    • Drake

      There are no female Navy Seals, if that’s what your driving at.

    • Brenno

      Here’s a question for you Tara, a physically fit 200 lb bloke versus a physically fit 110lb chick…who wins?
      Equality doesn’t come from women being as large and aggressive as men, it comes from being the perfect counterpoint to males in society. Doesn’t matter how much you bemoan it, guys on average are born larger, stronger and more aggressive; all of which you need in a special forces soldier. Set aside the feminist bullcrap for a second and apply some bloody logic to your argument

      • LL

        they were questions, not arguments. but thanks for escalating it.

  • FE

    Act Of Valor & Lone Survivor are no doubt Pro America & Pro Military films, a rare breed these days.
    Perhaps not specifically, but essentially Collider is saying that’s a bad thing?
    Prefer the more common anti America anti Military ones do ya?
    Just want to make sure we’re clear

    • GoldbergIsABiasedFool

      It’s hip to be anti-American/military, didn’t ya know?

      • Frank

        Unfortunately it is. I am not anti-American, and every night I pray for the troops and that our young men and women return safely home. And I know that our home is protected because of those who serve. A film can portray the honor of being in our military, but also portray the gravity of war. It sounds like Goldberg would prefer that. I also prefer that. Every young man and woman who fights should not be washed by images of glory and sacrifice, but not understand what that sacrifice entails. Sometimes it entails giving a part of yourself away, something you won’t get back, once you lose friends in war or kill. Post traumatic stress affects so many of our own, and yet we turn a blind eye to those honorable veterans. You can show me the glory, but don’t pretend the horror doesn’t exist. I’m not saying this film does that. Goldberg doesn’t say it either. He hopes it paints an honest picture, because that’s what we OWE to our troops, our young Americans and the completely sick fucks we’re fighting against.

      • James

        Praying is for morons.

      • Frank

        “Praying for the families of the 19 firefighters in Arizona. May God give them peace.” Marcus Luttrell’s facebook post.

        So James, what were you saying? Do what your parents have always told you to and STFU jackass.

    • Saltonstall

      I’d like to point out that Avatar, aka the highest grossing film of all time, is an anti-military film.

      • FE

        It’s more of an anti occupation of innocents movie. I doubt many walked out of the theatre discussing its anti militaristic qualities. Regardless neither of those is why Avatar is the highest grossing film and we all know it, I mean, the movie gets you rooting for the Navi “military” to be victorious against the human “military” by the end of it. Navi military good, human military bad who cares. It’s pro military from at least one perspective. Kickin the bad guys ass

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  • HinduJustice

    Hindu Kush means “place where hindus where butchered”
    millions of Hindus (true natives of India, who invented number system, yoga, and ayurveda, and kalarippayattu, which is the mother of all martial arts) were butchered by islamic invaders in those regions. Each time they raided india, they will take back captives, both women for their harem, and children and men for slaves, and they will never survivve the journey back the Hindu Kush region, and they were slaughtered mercilessly also sometimes just to reduce load… thats why the regions knows Hindu Kush mountains.. But no history says about Hindu genocide.. Its bigger than the Jewish Holocaust.. even now Hindus in India are not secure, because evenif they are the majority, the Muslims kill them with help from poliitcal parties such as Congress. Some global mission must intervene to make sure that Hindus are safe

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  • wargamer1969

    Great book and story. Actually a movie Hollywood has made worth paying to go see as of late…

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